Blended learning

As far as Festo Didactic is concerned, there’s nothing new about blended learning – we ve been using a mix of training media for many years. And as new media and technologies have become available, we ’ ve been quick to add them to the mix and increase the effectiveness of the blend.


As far as Festo Didactic is concerned, there’s nothing new about blended learning – we ve been using a mix of training media for many years. And as new media and technologies have become available, we ’ ve been quick to add them to the mix and increase the effectiveness of the blend.

As a result, we now deliver training via an exceptionally effective combination of anywhere, anytime tools – including print, CBT (Computer Based Training) and e-based learning methods blended with classroom and lab based instruction.

Blended learning fosters the development of a learning culture where the student is in control and takes responsibility for study. It’s the foundation of a personal life-long learning strategy, where the student ‘learns how to learn’ and how to integrate the learning process with the day to day practicalities of working life.

From the employer’s point of view, it’s also highly cost-effective. Preparation beforehand ensures that students can gain maximum value from the classroom/lab phase – one of the most costly elements in any training programme - and revision afterwards using online study helps to consolidate what's been learned.

Investment is the key
One of the reasons Festo Didactic leads in this arena is that we've been developing our Learning System for Technology since 1965. So today's student benefits from 40 years of substantial and sustained investment in teaching and learning tools and techniques. Highlights of just the last decade include:

  • FluidSim- the best design and simulation package on the market for fluid power
  • FluidSTUDIO - the interactive CBT package for the fluid power
  • COSIMIR- Robotics- the leading robotics simulation software
  • COSIMIR- PLC- a PLC simulation package that allows real PLCs to drive simulated applications

The interface with the real world is critical, so the latest development investment has focused on communications. So all these software packages now have the ability to communicate with, and control, real equipment external to the simulation.

As a learning experience, that's priceless!
Today’s student enjoys the benefits of blended learning across:

PLC technology
Proportional control
Open and closed loop control
Robotics
Handling technology
Sensor technology
Process control technology
Servo control
Electrical drives
CNCs
Vision systems
Modular production systems
Flexible manufacturing systems
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
AS interface
Bus systems
Networks
Industrial communications

 

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